A Social Robot for SQUARE

Welcoming Innovation at SQUARE: Meet the Friendly Robotic Assistant

At SQUARE, the University of St. Gallen's hub for new forms of learning, we're proud to introduce a state-of-the-art social robot. Designed to enhance the experience of our visitors and students, the social robot is not just a marvel of technology but a friendly face in the crowd. Whether you're new to SQUARE or a familiar face, the robot is here to assist. From greeting the visitors, to guiding you to your meeting room, to enlightening you about the unique architecture and art pieces or booking a group room, the robot makes every visit to SQUARE a memorable one.



Innovative Design Meets Cutting-Edge Technology 

SQUALLY, developed by Navel Robotics, is a testament to the fusion of social design and technological innovation. It's equipped with advanced features that allow it to interact naturally with users, understanding and responding to their needs in real time. With its friendly and intuitive interface, SQUALLY is more than a robot; it's a pioneering step in the field of social robotics.


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MCS Integrative Master’s Project Contribution

MCS Integrative Master’s Project Contribution

Shaping the Future of Interaction: The Journey of SQUALLY at SQUARE

This project, led by Prof. Dr. Johannes Schöning at the HCI group, advised by Annika Kaltenhauser and Yu Sun and developed by the master students Atilla Güven and Phil Natter is a cornerstone of the Integrative Master Project of the Master in Computer Science. The primary goal is to bring SQUALLY to life within SQUARE, offering an interactive assistant that redefines communication and convenience. The development of SQUALLY involves creating a working prototype capable of processing user commands and providing real-time room booking information. The master students are dedicated to ensuring that every interaction with SQUALLY is seamless, enhancing user satisfaction.




Benefits for SQUARE Visitors and Users

Benefits for SQUARE Visitors and Users

Transforming Your Experience at SQUARE 

Navel is not just a technological showpiece; it's a practical addition to the SQUARE community. It streamlines the process of booking group rooms and offers a unique interactive experience. Navel is here to ensure that your time at SQUARE is as efficient, informative, and enjoyable as possible.


Get Involved & Contact Us

Join the Journey of Navel 

Your feedback and ideas are invaluable to us. Connect with us on Instagram at @robot_at_square and share your thoughts, interesting ideas, and suggestions for improvements. For further inquiries or suggestions, feel free to contact us via email.



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